Bruce Crawford has joined SNP calls for a full repayment of convergence payments to Scotland at Holyrood this afternoon – after Tory MPs wrote to Michael Gove calling for a review of convergence uplift.
Farmers in the Stirling area could see their incomes could cut in half after Brexit, a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board has warned.
The staggering new research warns that a No Deal Brexit, as increasingly threatened by Theresa May, is one of a number of threats to farm incomes – alongside possible changes to tariffs and subsidies.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford wrote to the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, last week following a visit to the constituency, demanding assurances that no local farmer will lose out as a result of Brexit.
Today (Thursday 19th), the UK Government have launched a response to the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee 2015/16 report on farmgate prices. The Government’s response details a number of areas where action can be taken and improvements can be made to ensure fairer farmgate prices in future – such […]